The search for the new Rose-Hulman president is still in the early stages, but progressing normally. After the unexpected passing of President Matt Branam in April, former Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Rob Coons, was named the interim president as the Presidential Search Committee began to look for the 15th president for Rose-Hulman.

The Presidential Search Committee consists of trustees, faculty, and staff, as well as an alumnae and current student body president Nick Addante. Committee chair Bill Schindel recently announced that the committee hopes to garner a large enough pool of candidates to “allow a board selection as early as February of 2013.”

Having met five times, the committee interviewed three search firms and has engaged Heidrick & Struggles as their official partner. H&S was involved in the previous search which was terminated early when it was decided that Interim President Matt Branam would be appointed.

The release of the Strategic Plan and other similar advancements have come as recruitment for potential candidates continues.

Some private contacts have been initiated, and a Networks Activation Communication Plan is being constructed to make use of trustees, alumni, corporate partners, and more associated members of the community.

At this time, the schedule indicates that Board of Trustees will meet with the selected finalists and make a final selection in the February 2013 meeting.

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